ESPN2 is taking a page from NBC, and airing LIE-ve tennis.
I would expect their US Open coverage to be mostly live, but I bet there'll be some taped coverage snuck in. Especially if they're carrying Roddick live while one of the other American men, like Querrey, is also playing. Then they'd probably show the other match on tape, but pretend it's live. Patrick McEnroe will have to get to cover his "chickens' (as Drysdale calls them).
I wonder if we'll actually get scores of matches in progress at the Open, or if they'll try to pretend nothing else is going on. Oh to have a dish and the multi-channel feed.
There should be a requirement to post a message that says "taped" or "previously recorded" in the corner whenever they return from commercial. Just not having the word "live" is deceptive. Sort of like the TV networks did with repeats-- they now label the new stuff as "new", and leave reruns unlabelled, implying that they aren't repeats.
And if the networks aren't going to carry matches live, at the very least, they should carry them "as if" live. In other words, start the match normally, and keep all changeovers the normal 90 seconds. None of that padding it out to give away if the match is a straight set win. Or worse, breaking on even games, a la NBC.